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‘Wanted man involved in shoot-out with police succumbs to his wounds’

By Rana Husseini - Jan 13,2014 - Last updated at Jan 13,2014

AMMAN — A wanted man, who reportedly sought treatment at a hospital after being shot at by police following a car chase in Maan late Sunday night, died as a result of his wounds on Monday, according to an official source.

Three policemen who were involved in the chase were also injured and treated, Public Security Department Spokesperson Major Amer Sartawi told The Jordan Times.

The suspect was in a pickup truck with another man and refused to pull over when a traffic patrol tried to stop them because they were wanted on several charges, according to Sartawi.

“The two suspects fired at the patrol car and several police vehicles started chasing the pickup truck,” the police official said.

Police had to respond to the shooting and it “seems they managed to injure the two men in the pickup truck,” he added.

The pickup slammed into other police vehicles and the suspects drove to Maan Public Hospital after both of them were injured, Sartawi noted.

The main suspect, who underwent surgery, died early Monday morning, while the second is listed in stable condition, he said.

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